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Innovation  // Posts tagged as "Innovation"

CPO Rising 2017 Summit Perspectives – Procurement with Purpose, from SAP Ariba

This year’s CPO Rising 2017 Summit featured exciting roundtable sessions where attendees got to exchange ideas and talk about innovative strategies to help improve the performance of their procurement department. In this article series, we look to our roundtable hosts, who captured thoughts and insights from the roundtable sessions they each hosted at the Summit....

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Gauging the Future of Contingent Workforce Management

Join Ardent Partners’ Research Director and VP of Research, Christopher J. Dwyer, along with DCR Workforce, for a complimentary webinar on December 5 at 1 PM EST on The State of Contingent Workforce Management: Insights into the Future of Work…and Beyond (click to register). Ten years ago, very few organizations across the globe perceived non-employee labor...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you’re watching parades, football, a dog show, or your family argue over politics, everyone at Ardent Partners wishes you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re taking a break from the ritual turkey, stuffing, pigskin, and family pleasantries and would like to catch up on some reading, we invite you to peruse our recent research publications...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back CPO Rising Hall of Famer, Hal Good

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back Harold “Hal” Good, a lifelong procurement practitioner, procurement “luminary,” and CPO Rising Hall of Famer, to CPO Rising 2017. He will host an Expert Roundtable session entitled, “How the “Internet of Things” Will Impact Procurement in the Next Five Years.” Hal is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of Chief Procurement Officer...

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The Future of Supply Risk Management: Highlights from riskmethods’ 2017 User Conference

A few weeks ago (October 19), a couple analysts (Andrew and Matthew) on the team at Ardent Partners attended riskmethods’ user conference at its headquarters in Boston’s Financial District. As its name indicates, riskmethods services the supply risk market with a cloud-based supply chain risk management solution. In the founder’s words, riskmethods’ mission is “To empower companies...

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How to Navigate Your Spend Analysis Journey: Guideposts for Optimal Solution Selection (Webinar!)

On Tuesday, November 14 at 2 PM ET, join Ardent Partners’ Chief Research Officer, Andrew Bartolini, and SpendHQ’s Chief Revenue Officer, David Bush, for a complimentary webinar entitled, How to Navigate Your Spend Analysis Journey: Guideposts for Optimal Solution Selection (click to register). All spend analysis processes and solutions are not the same, yet there is...

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Meet the Speakers of CPO Rising 2017! Welcoming Back Bill Michels

Ardent Partners is pleased to welcome back to CPO Rising Bill Michels, CEO at Aripart Consulting and a longtime procurement practitioner. We had the chance to catch up with Bill recently to get his thoughts on supplier innovation. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for brevity and clarity. Andrew Bartolini: Bill, welcome back to...

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Procurement Influencer Series: Tom Beaty, CEO of Insight Sourcing Group & SpendHQ – Part II

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of an interview by Andrew Bartolini with Tom Beaty, CEO of Insight Sourcing Group & SpendHQ. Some of the questions have been edited for brevity and clarity. Picking up where we left off…. Andrew Bartolini: So how do you work with clients to identify the top categories? And how do you help them...

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Webinar! Strategic Spend Management – Last Chance to Register (9/27)!

“By surveying thousands of distinct organizations over the years, Ardent Partners has been able to clearly establish that the groups that manage very high levels of spend perform significantly better across the other key performance and operational metrics tracked by procurement departments.” ~ Andrew Bartolini, The CPO Rising 2017 Report With that in mind, join us...

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Aquiire’s Move to “Real-Time” Procurement

Last week the Ardent Partners team participated a briefing with the executive team at Aquiire to get a general update on the company, its recent successes, and the general direction of its solutions and strategy. On the interview were Mike Palackdharry, President and CEO, Tulsi Zeidman, Head of Strategic Solutions, Kevin Smith, VP Marketing and Alliances, and Sundar Kadayam, Chief...

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